Bio: Jonathan is a third-year Ph.D. student in Agricultural & Resource Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, specializing in climate change, energy economics, and behavioral economics. He has a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. Previously, Jonathan was a consultant specializing in statistics, economics, and finance at Analysis Group, Inc., and in California electricity policy at Energy & Environmental Economics (E3), Inc. He is a co-author of the California Net Energy Metering Ratepayer Impact Evaluation. Jonathan received a B.A. (summa cum laude) with a double major in Mathematical economics and Environmental analysis from Pomona College.
Research: Jonathan's research interests include environmental regulation and climate policy, the effects of climate change on the energy consumption, and behavioral strategies for inducing conservation. Currently, he is developing a labor model that demonstrates the importance of leisure (weekends and holidays) in designing optimal climate change policy. He is also investigating the effect of droughts on electricity emissions and the role of institutions in climate change adaptation. Jonathan is a Graduate Student Researcher for Dr. Solomon Hsiang and Dr. Reed Walker.
Fields of Interests: Climate Impacts in the Energy Sector, Behavioral Approaches to Conservation, Environmental Regulation and Policy